"Learning that three of our members, two of whom were white, had disappeared really blew away all my ideas that possibly we would have protection from the fact that the majority of the summer volunteers were white. I knew now that that was not the case: that everybody was in grave danger, and that these Mississippians would kill all of us, white and black." Watch "Freedom Summer" premiering June 24, 2014 on PBS.
The life story of Aimee Semple McPherson, religious evangelist instrumental in bringing conservative Protestantism into mainstream culture.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.
The stories of ordinary people in the tumultuous years after the Civil War, when America struggled to rebuild the Union.
The inspiring story of the modern environmental movement.
From Reconstruction to the 1960s, this film offers a portrait of New Orleans that reflects the best and the worst in America.
Roman Catholic priest Father Charles Coughlin used the power of radio to rail against the nation's economic system in the Depression.
A wry philosophical essay on what makes baseball the great American pastime.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.